Local Inmate Suicide Attempt
At approximately 8:03 pm on Wednesday evening (August 14th, 2019) an inmate being held in the Klamath County Jail attempted suicide while alone in a booking cell. The 53 year old man was being held on local misdemeanor charges related to Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, and Criminal Trespass.
Corrections deputies began CPR and were able to re-establish a pulse. Medical transport was dispatched and transported the man by ambulance to the Sky Lakes Medical Center where he is currently being cared for in the Intensive Care Unit. Due to respect for his privacy his name will not be released to the public.
A joint investigation into the incident is being conducted by the Klamath Falls Police Department and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office.